Washington University – School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Building

The Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience
research building, once completed, will be a 600,000 sq ft, 11-story, state-of-the-art research facility at the core of the
school of medicine’s campus. The project also includes a
bridge link that will connect the building to the existing link
at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital garage.

The basement of the building is one large vivarium space
with a platform/mezzanine above to provide access to
the equipment. Level one is mostly a support floor with
an auditorium and the lobby/entryway. Level two is a
mechanical floor that holds six air handlers that service
the second floor and down. Level 3 is half lab space and half food/
support space. Levels 4 and 5 are shell and core spaces.
Levels 6 through 9 are all lab spaces with vivariums. Level 10
is half shell and core and half an animal surgery space. Level
11 is another mechanical floor with the air handlers that
serve levels 3 and up.

Currently, the team is in a race against time to get the more
than 30 air handlers and heat recovery units and their
steel platforms set on the 11th floor before the roof is put
on. The planning for this operation has been ongoing for
months. The logistics of getting everything to the site on
time, and then hoisting equipment into the building, was a major challenge met and exceeded by our team.

Owner Missouri Institutional
Building Type Lab Fit-Out
Project Size $95,000,000
Contract Type Lump Sum
Completion Date 2023
Project Duration 36 Months

Murphy Team

Project Executive: Dan Blanton
Senior Preconstruction Manager: Brian Vaughan
Piping Project Manager: Billy Faust
Engineering Manager: Dan Leath
Piping Project Engineer: Justin Nack
Sheet Metal Project Engineer: Nick Harkins
Plumbing Project Engineer: Steve Bruening

Project Team

General Contractor: Mccarthy
Engineer: Cannon Design
Architect: Cannon Design
Electrical: Paynecrest

Scope of Work

Med Gas
Sheet Metal
Process Piping